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Lecture Demonstrations Laboratory

Physics Rm. 202

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The Demonstrations Manual

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Motion In One Dimension
Introduction to Lagrangian
AirPro Hockey pucks
The Nickel and the Piece of Paper
Free Fall Acceleration
Uniform Linear Acceleration
Uniform Linear Acceleration (instantaneous velocity measurement)
Propeller Cart on Track
Measurement of Free Fall Acceleration
Falling Drops of Milk
Falling Ball
Motion In Two Dimensions
Newton's First Law
Newton's Second Law
Newton's Third Law
Statics Of Rigid Bodies
Applications Of Newton's Laws
Work and Energy
Rotational Motion
Properties of Matter

AirPro Hockey pucks


To provide a simple example of an object in motion without friction.


Velcro tape around the pucks can be used for inelastic scattering demonstrations


  • AirPro Hockey pucks
  • Smooth Particle Board